On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1961

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer

Famous Deaths

  • Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
1961 Highlights

About September 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra